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Posted: 10 April 2007 12:34 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Well, mum sent me this e-mail today. From what I’ve skimmed (I haven’t been able to read it thoroughly yet) it sounds ok… but I don’t trust forwards. At all. So, could someone tell me if any part of this is lying? Thanks.

[quote:9b34d35617]Subject: Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do
not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few
billion.When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more
cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests
are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached
the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s
lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be
destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple
nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet
and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells
and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,
gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver,
kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and
damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce
tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not
result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and
radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence
the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and
complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and
become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause
cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by
not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one
important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like
NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is
harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses
but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to
make it white in colour.
Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk
and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being
starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is
acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than
beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth
hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people
with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains,seeds,
nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline
environment.About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh
vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and
reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy
cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including
bean sprouts)and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes
are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.Green
tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties.
Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins
and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become
putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining
from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein
walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy
the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6,
Flor-ssence,Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to
enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other
supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed
cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged,
unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and
positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger,
unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic
environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to
relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment.
Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to
the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to
destroy cancer cells.

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CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL , U S - PLEASE READ

1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This
information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as
well.
Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer.
Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.
Don’t freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases
dioxins from the plastic.
Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle
Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this
health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using
plastic containers.

This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases
dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware,
Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the
same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as
TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be
removed from the container and heated in something else.


Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper.
It’s just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.

He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food
restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper.
The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.


Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is
just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in
the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes
poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap
and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
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Posted: 10 April 2007 02:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/cancerupdate.asp

http://lifetwo.com/production/node/20070408-email-hoax-regarding-cancer-circulating-internet

You may have received an email floating around the Internet. Its heading is “Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins Hospital” and describes properties of cancer cells and suggesting prevention strategies.

Johns Hopkins has put up a notice on its website that it did not publish the email nor does it endorse its contents.

For legitimate information about cancer, you can go to the real John Hopkins web site at http://www.hopkinskimmelcancerenter.org or visit the National Cancer Institute’s web site at http://www.cancer.gov

.

ETA: From the horses mouth as it were…

http://www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org/news/index.cfm?documentid=866&newstype=News Releases&action=showthisitem

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Office of Public Affairs
March 2007

EMAIL HOAX REGARDING CANCER

An email falsely attributed to Johns Hopkins describing properties of cancer cells and suggesting prevention strategies has begun circulating the Internet.  Johns Hopkins did not publish the email, entitled “Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins,” nor do we endorse its contents.

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Posted: 10 April 2007 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one
important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like
NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is
harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses
but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to
make it white in colour.
Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk
and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being
starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is
acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than
beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth
hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people
with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains,seeds,
nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline
environment.About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh
vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and
reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy
cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including
bean sprouts)and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes
are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.Green
tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties.
Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins
and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become
putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining
from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein
walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy
the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6,
Flor-ssence,Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to
enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other
supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed
cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged,
unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and
positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger,
unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic
environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to
relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment.
Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to
the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to
destroy cancer cells.

This is bullshit! I had a much more detailed response which got deleted when my session timed out :evil: , but basically the information about the role of nutrition and cancer is nonsense. The comments on chemotherapy and radiation treatment are presentations of the worst case scenarios treated as the norm. The fact is that cancer arises as a complex interplay of factors that remove the inhibitions normally present on cell growth (mutations due to age, genetics, infectious agents, and environmental factors) and decrease in immune surveillance and destruction. For REAL prventative strategies, check out
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/

For information on crackpot treatment approaches, see
http://www.quackwatch.org/00AboutQuackwatch/altseek.html

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Posted: 10 April 2007 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I finally got the time to read it more thoroughly.

Yuppers. I thought so. Cancer cells feeding on mucus?

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Posted: 10 April 2007 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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What cgallaga and Brennen said. Load of rubbish. There are a number of good sites for health and wellness news ... for example the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter , Consumer Reports On Health , not to mention Dr. Stephen Barrett’s Quackwatch site. (Unfortunately the first two are subscription only).

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Posted: 12 August 2007 10:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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yeah, this is definitely a load…cancer is just on the brink of understanding, and we do not know all of these connections to be certain. there is no certain thing to do or prevent from cancerous cells growing. be a healthy person, or be fat and disgusting…there’s just not enough evidence out there yet to be certain

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shawn87 - 12 August 2007 10:16 PM

yeah, this is definitely a load…cancer is just on the brink of understanding, and we do not know all of these connections to be certain. there is no certain thing to do or prevent from cancerous cells growing. be a healthy person, or be fat and disgusting…there’s just not enough evidence out there yet to be certain

I heard in a TV news that grapes can prevent of having skin cancer. A book written last century suggested a diet of weeks eating grapes only can cure it, but no evidence about this cure has been obtained. This idea about “the power of grapes against cancer” was not taken seriously untill tests were made with mice and it was found that skin cancer was fought successfully after a diet with grape seeds.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,268989,00.html?sPage=fnc.health/cancer

Leave the Coppertone at home. Your best defense against skin cancer brought on by sun exposure may be grapes and black raspberries, according to two separate studies released by university researchers.

The studies, one conducted at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the other, conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, purport that grape seed and black raspberry extracts may prevent skin cancer.

Grape Seed Extract, the New Anti-Skin Cancer Supplement

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said a chemical found in grape seed, when ingested, may have skin cancer-fighting properties.

Specifically, the study showed that hairless mice, exposed to ultraviolet light and fed a standard diet supplemented with a grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs), had 65 percent fewer skin cancer tumors than a control group of mice that were not fed the supplement.

“More than 1 million new cases of skin cancers are diagnosed every year in U.S.,” the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Santosh Katiyar told FOXNews.com. “So there is an urgent need to find a treatment or chemo-preventive approaches for this disease.”

I don’t trust Fox News “that much”, but I guess is worthy to give a try, after all grapes taste good for me.

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Posted: 25 August 2007 12:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Well, everyone seems to have said everything I was going to say, including the links given.  So, you can let your mother know that this is a hoax.

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conquer - 24 August 2007 11:59 PM

I heard in a TV news that grapes can prevent of having skin cancer.

This raises more questions than it answers. The question is what the tests showed:

conquer - 24 August 2007 11:59 PM

Specifically, the study showed that hairless mice, exposed to ultraviolet light and fed a standard diet supplemented with a grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs), had 65 percent fewer skin cancer tumors than a control group of mice that were not fed the supplement.

So, number one, this was a test done in hairless mice. Not in humans. In fact there is a pretty big difference in the way cancer acts in mice and humans. This is an eternal bane for cancer researchers.

Number two, how much grape seed proanthocyanidins were the mice given? Was it an amount small enough to have been ingested by eating a normal amount of grapes? Or was it the sort of thing you’d need to eat a ton of grapes a day to receive? If the latter, it would have to be taken in pill form: eating the grapes themselves would be useless.

The third thing is the fact that these sorts of studies are, unfortunately, a dime a dozen. That is not to say there’s nothing to them; it’s to say that we should be skeptical until more data and information comes out. Hopefully what they say is true, but at this point I wouldn’t be going out and eating more grapes because of it ...

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If I have a company that finds it can buy tons of left over grape seeds from wineries for practically nothing, I have an opportunity, but what can I do with them?  Well, I could grind them up and put them in capsules, but who would buy them?  Hmmm, there’s this guy down the block who has a small testing lab and he’s not doing too well.  I’ll explain what I want and offer to fund his “research” if he can “prove” and report that grape seeds are good for something.  He asks, “How about curing cancer?”  I say “great”, we’re off to the races, and now I’m a millionaire, and he has a larger, more modern lab and because of his reputation has picked up some work for the tobacco companies.  LOL

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dougsmith - 25 August 2007 10:52 AM
conquer - 24 August 2007 11:59 PM

Specifically, the study showed that hairless mice, exposed to ultraviolet light and fed a standard diet supplemented with a grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs), had 65 percent fewer skin cancer tumors than a control group of mice that were not fed the supplement.

So, number one, this was a test done in hairless mice. Not in humans. In fact there is a pretty big difference in the way cancer acts in mice and humans. This is an eternal bane for cancer researchers.

You are correct but usually the experiments start with other species before testing with humans. Look as an example with genetically modified food, in the 60’s GM corn was tested in mice, rabbits, dogs, monkeys and more. Amanzingly, after “three months of testing” the GM corn was approved for human comsumption! (What was the rush?)

I support your view because by experience I know that other species do not have the same digestive system characteristics than ours and neither their inmune systems, so their responses to drugs and deseases are different. My younger son with his great heart tried to feed his friend’s fish with little pieces of chocolate, when they went back to his friend house the fish were floating dead in the aquarium.

Number two, how much grape seed proanthocyanidins were the mice given? Was it an amount small enough to have been ingested by eating a normal amount of grapes? Or was it the sort of thing you’d need to eat a ton of grapes a day to receive? If the latter, it would have to be taken in pill form: eating the grapes themselves would be useless.

Your words claim for specifics which I guess might be given after successful results are observed in other species as well. Labs won’t release such kind of information to the public in the beginning of their tests.

The third thing is the fact that these sorts of studies are, unfortunately, a dime a dozen. That is not to say there’s nothing to them; it’s to say that we should be skeptical until more data and information comes out. Hopefully what they say is true, but at this point I wouldn’t be going out and eating more grapes because of it ...

For me eating more grapes is a healthier choice anyway because it might replace my appetite for sodas or other foods which are not recommended as healthy but I do comsume sometimes. In case the grape seeds indeed can help against cancer still there is a big problem: most of grapes sold in markets are seedless…

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